M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Geophysics

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

24 months
1324 EUR/year
1324 EUR/year
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The Joint Master in Applied Geophysics is a two-year joint degree programme offered by ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


The Applied Geophysics programme offered by ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology builds on the strengths and the complementary expertise in Earth Science at the three universities. It offers a combination of study and research, leading to an outstanding qualification in Applied Geophysics.

Applied Geophysics is important:

  • To meet the growing demands of the world’s expanding population for natural resources
  • To resolve problems created by our misuse of the land
  • To provide critical data to architects and civil engineers for major building projects
  • To forecast the effects of natural disasters

You can specialise in either hydrocarbon exploration and management or environmental and engineering investigations, including geothermal energy exploration and management, and you will also receive a solid background in the other specialisation area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electromagnetic Exploration Methods
  • Geophysics Special Subjects
  • Advanced Reflection Seismology and Seismic Imaging
  • Seismic Acquisition to Data Information Content
  • Field Geophysics and Signal Analysis with Exercises
  • Geodesy and Remote Sensing
  • Geology for Geo-Energy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students starting the programme should be familiar with calculus, complex analysis, the solution of basic PDEs, and Fourier analysis. 
  • The level of your prior knowledge of math and physics should be comparable to the level of the Applied Earth Sciences Bachelor degree in TU Delft. 
  • Essay (what centraal calls motivation letter)
  • Reference Letters
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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